Less than half of patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer will see it heal within a year, according to UK researchers, who said close monitoring and rapid treatment was key.
Long term use of statins is associated with a 30% heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes in susceptible individuals, suggests a large study from the US.
The health of some diabetes patients is being put at risk due to the failure of clinicians to recognise that they have a subtype of the condition, according to researchers from the University of Surrey.
Improving the provision of foot care services available to diabetes patients is “key” to cutting amputations, and potentially ulcers as well, according to UK researchers.
More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred to a prevention programme delivered by Weight Watchers.
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes.
Diabetes experts have called for urgent action to improve care for pregnant women with the condition, after an audit that suggests many are not getting the right support.
US researchers have designed a “smart” bandage that they hope could eventually be tailored to heal specific types of chronic wound or battlefield injury.
Healthcare professionals must do more to support people in hospital who are at risk of hypoglycaemia, according to the charity Diabetes UK.
Third of people unaware of risk of diabetes-related foot ulcersVideoSubscription
More than a third of people in the UK are not aware that foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes, despite them being a leading cause of diabetes-related amputations, a charity has warned.